Kalsoy is the easternmost island of the six Northern Isles. It is a long and narrow island that the locals also call “the flute” due to its long and narrow shape and its many tunnels.
There are four villages on Kalsoy. From the north: Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Húsar and Syðradalur. The island’s total population is about 100 people.
The island is easily reached by the car ferry Sam, which departs from Klaksvík several times a day. A few times a day, a bus is waiting for you when the ferry arrives in Syðradalur. For more information, visit ssl.fo or contact us.
Syðradalur is the village that greets you when you reach Kalsoy. Even though Syðradalur is the most easily accessible of the four villages on Kalsoy, it is also the least populated. But the village is a very popular summer house location—and understandably so, considering its beauty and tranquillity.
In Húsar you can enjoy a traditional Faroese meal or a delicious and well prepared steak. The local chef can even provide you with a lunch box full of Faroese goods that you can enjoy somewhere in the unspoiled nature.
Mikladalur, which means the Great Valley, is widely known for its legends – especially the Seal Woman – or the Selkie – and Páll the Prisoner. When you visit the town, you will see the magnificent statue of the Selkie, the legendary creature, rising from the cliffs by the shore. The statue of the Selkie is the main attraction in the village and was crafted by the sculptor Hans Pauli Olsen.
From Trøllanes you can walk to the lighthouse on “Kallurin,” from where you can enjoy the amazing view of the northern ends of the islands, or gaze into the distant horizon.
In Trøllanes you can visit Mikkjal the smith, and see him work in the old smithy, which is now an economusée. Mikkjal’s smithy is at least 200, maybe even 300 years old, and the smithy traditions are deeply rooted in the village. Some of the best smiths in Faroese history come from Trøllanes and Mikladalur, and many great artists were born and raised here.